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View cottage perched on 2 country acres/romantic/refreshing/relaxing/private

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 920 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath 2nd story apartment, spectacular views

The Hummingbird's Nest - the best nest in the Northwest!

Not only a special treat for you, but also a special treat for the birds. A portion of the proceeds from your rental will go to feed and care for the nearly 20-something Hummingbirds that reside on the property. This requires year-round care for our feathered friends. They thank you from the bottom of their sweet little beaks! <3


Private, separate 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment (upstairs over storage garage) provides all of the comforts of home. Located on 2 acres of homeowner's estate (owners live in separate house next door), this spacious 920 sq foot apartment perches high above the Snohomish valley overlooking the Cascade Mountain range and the Snohomish River.


Anytime is a great time to visit Snohomish!

*Spring: The tulips and daffodils are popping up, the trees are budding, the air is crisp and clean and the frogs are croaking their little heads off! Temperatures are generally in the 40's and 50's during the day, and sometimes into the 60's!

*Summer: It's usually not too hot in Snohomish in the summertime, but just right. Temperatures are typically in the 70's and 80's with those longggg northern days and beautiful star-filled nights. And the cottage is AIR CONDITIONED just in case we have those warm days :-)

*Fall: My favorite time of year here! The trees are showing off, the air is crisp, the migrating Trumpeter Swans are here having their babies, Bald Eagles circle overhead, and the valley is full of corn farms and pumpkin patches!

*Winter: This area doesn't typically get snow, but we can have some freezing temperatures and occasional snow. The Cascade mountains to the East seem to pop in the morning as the sun rises and the stars shine brightly on the clear cold nights. If you are not used to driving in ice and snow, we must caution you that if we have that sort of weather, our driveway is long and steep so you may want to rent a 4-wheel drive, or come in another season.


• Romance

• Bird watching

• Golf

• Hot Air Balloon Rides

• Sky Diving

• Hiking

• Bicycling

• Antique Shopping

• Wine Tasting – 50 wineries within 10 miles

• Distilleries – many new distilleries are cropping up nearly every day around here

• Whale Watching

• Ride a ferry to Whidbey Island or the San Juan Islands

Watch hot air balloons drift overhead, Eagles soar, or from November through March watch the spectacular Trumpeter Swans on the Snohomish River and in the valley below. Peaceful, country setting near shopping, antiquing, sky diving, hot air ballooning, restaurants, farmer's markets, seasonal corn maze and pumpkin farms. Come for fresh, local produce, wine tasting in nearby Woodinville, biking on country roads or just enjoying the country air.


The US/Canadian border is about 2 hours north (bring your passport!), the San Juan Islands can be visited via ferry that is about 1-2/ hours north-west. A super-fine outlet shopping area is in Marysville about 45 minutes north. Seattle is approximately 35 miles south-west.


If you're looking for comfort, you must know that nearly everyone that has stayed with us has mentioned how comfortable the bed is! In fact, many of our visitors have purchased one for themselves! Come and try it out for yourself. The high thread count sheets make it even more luxurious. We also have a high-quality leather sofa for your living room relaxation.

Free Wi-Fi, Netflix, some DVDs to watch, books to read and parking.

**Please note that we do not allow more than 2 people maximum at the property in order to keep the septic system and the neighbors happy. We also cannot accommodate pets of any kind.

More Details

John & Laura Bowyer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About John & Laura Bowyer

Homeowner's John and Laura have lived on this property since 2001. The cottage was built in 2006 as a home-based software development office and was converted to this cozy vacation rental in 2014.

John & Laura Bowyer purchased this cottage in 2001

Why John & Laura Bowyer chose Snohomish

We've lived in the Snohomish area since 1989 and have loved every minute of it. It's close to Seattle, Canada, the San Juan Islands and yet in the country away from it all.

What makes this cottage unique

The lush 2 acres with fruit trees, eagles, hummingbird's aplenty, occasional deer, frogs croaking and many birds allows travelers to reconnect with nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

John and Laura were amazing hosts! We were there to meet my newly found brother for the first time and wanted to stay in a place that felt like our Colorado home, relaxing, calm, quiet, and beautiful. The cottage was breathtakingly beautiful along with the views, just gorgeous! Our flight didn't land until 12am and had a late/early arrival. John and Laura were extremely accommodating and they even filled the fridge with breakfast items for the following morning. When we travel back to Snohomish again we will 100% be staying at this location again. Great people, great views, beautiful piece of property, very clean, up to date appliances, very comfortable bed, cozy, and close to town. All around we highly recommend staying at this location!!!!
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Snohomish in Snohomish County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upstairs full bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On upper level
    Downstairs 1/2 bath - Toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Ultra comfy memory foam bed that everyone raves about! High quality thread count sheets. Sweet dreams abound!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
This property is not available for functions or for more than 2 visitors to keep the septic system happy as well as our neighbors :-) Thank you!


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View cottage perched on 2 country acres/romantic/refreshing/relaxing/private
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 50 reviews

Exceptional Location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is delightfully clean and well-kept. The area is beautiful. I highly recommend this location for anyone visiting the area. Thank you for such a great place to stay away from home!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Cottage Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Arriving at the hummingbird nest, you get an overwhelming sense of tranquility. It sits up on a hill overlooking trees and a valley. Being greeted by hummingbirds as you enter just adds to the natural oasis this little hideaway engulfs you in. Still just minutes from a quaint town with great antique shops and restaurants, as well as wine tasting in the nearby Woodinville. This place hosts it all in a quiet peaceful way. We had a delightful visit

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Jeff and I had a delightful stay at "The Hummingbird's Nest" and look forward to our next trip. After grocery shopping and settling in, we wanted for very little. We enjoyed meeting up with John as he worked around the property. We were very fortunate to have the best week of weather and the views were breathtaking. The cottage is very nicely decorated and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay at the Hummingbird's Nest

  • 5 of 5

What can i say, this place was amazing. Clean, quiet, beautiful landscape and scenery. Wish we could have stayed longer! I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to stay near Snohomish. Hope to make it back there again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The Hummingbird Nest was filled with reminders of a more than appropriate theme for this well-appointed hide-a-way. It had everything you needed to enjoy a home-cooked meal, although we chose to eat out and explore the restaurants in the area.

The property has an open country feel that is in close proximity to the historic downtown with antique shops, restaurants and a short drive to the mall and Harvey Airfield.

There is lots to do in the surrounding area if you are an adventurer with a park a stone throws away!!

A memorable place we will want to come back to!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, private, safe Close to wine,City or Islands

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Humming Bird's Nest! It is like a cozy model home and so comfortable...the bed is great and furnishings and kitchen are lovely and new. The views of the surrounding mountains and light filled rooms makes it hard to leave. There is everything you need here for a long stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Collector's Choice Restaurant & Lounge
Excellent food and service, consistently great. Sandwiches, Fish, Steaks, Salads, full bar w...
Maltby Cafe
If you're even any where near this area, you HAVE to go to the Maltby Cafe. I don;t know how...
Central Market At Mill Creek
If you can't find it at the Central Market, it's simply not available. Their produce section...
Airial Hot Air Balloon Flights
Tour the Snohomish river valley in a hot air balloon. We'll wave to you as you pass by :-)
Woodinville Wine Country
Tulalip Resort Casino
The San Juan Islands
Take a ferry trip to the beautiful San Juan Islands
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Fred's Rivertown Alehouse
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Kenwanda Golf Course
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Everett - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Collector's Choice
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Stevens Pass
Car: necessary

Sky diving at Harvey airfield, hot air ballooning, country bike riding, seasonal corn and pumpkin farms, seasonal Christmas tree farms, antiquing


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £49.49
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35

Check-in time is 3 PM, check-out time is 11 AM. Please let us know if you need to arrive sooner or check out later. This is self check-in with a lock box and a key card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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